CYCLING ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CLAIMS
For a free consultation or to claim compensation for cycling accident injuries, please call our specialist cycling accident solicitors on 0161 207 2020, request a callback or start your claim online and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Cycling is an enjoyable, healthy and cost effective way to travel, yet there is always an element of danger involved when cycling along Britain’s roads.
Cyclists are vulnerable and significantly less visible on the road than vehicles. Unfortunately, many road users do not check for cyclists, which can often result in serious accidents and injuries, or even death.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a cycling accident that was not your fault, our experienced solicitors can help you make a cycle accident compensation claim.
How We Can Help You With Your Cycling Accident Claim
Ralli Solicitors has a specialist Road Traffic Accident Claims Team with over 40 years’ experience of successfully handling compensation claims for cyclists injured through no fault of their own. They also have proven experience in handling serious injury claims such as head, neck and spinal injuries.
Cycling accidents may be caused by a collision with a motorist, pedestrians, potholes, buses, faulty equipment and road defects. Claims for cycling compensation where you were knocked off from your bike are usually made against other road users, other drivers or the local authority.
What To Do If You Have Been Involved In A Cycling Accident
To help us build a successful case, it is important that you obtain any supporting evidence you can at the time of the accident. If you are involved in an accident with a motorist you should:
- Take the name, phone number and insurance details from the driver.
- Take a note of the vehicle’s registration number.
- Take any pictures of the accident and surrounding area.
- If possible, take the names and numbers of any witnesses.
- Contact the police as soon as possible and obtain a reference number.
- Seek medical advice for your injuries by visiting the nearest Emergency Department or your doctor.
If your accident was in a public place, caused by a pothole, defective pavement or damaged road surface, as well as the above we advise that you should:
- Take photographs of the pothole or damaged surface, using a shoe or pen to demonstrate the scale. Do this as soon as possible as the local authority may repair the pothole quickly once they find out that a claim is being made.
- Take photographs of the surrounding area and direction of travel.
- Ask anyone nearby (including shopkeepers) if there have been any complaints about the pothole or defective surface.
- Take the names and numbers of any witnesses.
Seek medical advice for your injuries by visiting the nearest Emergency Department or your doctor.
If your bicycle or cycling equipment has been damaged, remember to keep photographic and written evidence of any quotes or receipts for repairs and replacements.
We understand that cycling accidents can have devastating effects with injuries often requiring extensive treatment, rehabilitation and ongoing support.
Your service was absolutely the best and I thank you for issuing the settlement cheque on my daughter’s 18th birthday. It was a wonderful surprise for her.
Mr D, Lancaster – December 2014
How Compensation Can Help You
The compensation awarded will not only take into account your pain and suffering, but it will also seek to recover the following losses and/or expenses:
- cost of replacement or repairs to your bike
- cost of replacement or repair of clothing and accessories
- loss of earnings
- travel expenses that you would not have otherwise needed to pay, such as travel costs for hospital visits
- physiotherapy or other rehabilitation treatment
- private medical treatment.
Our aim is to not only recover the maximum amount of compensation you deserve, but to ensure that you get early access to the physical and emotional support you need so you can get back on the road as soon as possible.
How To Make A Cycling Accident Claim
If you’ve been injured in a cycling accident, we’ll do all we can to help you receive the care and compensation you deserve on a no win no fee basis.
There are strict time limits for making a cycling accident claim, which in most cases will be within three years of the date of the accident or date of knowledge of the negligence. For children it is three years from the date they reach 18 years of age. This can, in exceptional circumstances, be extended, but it is always best to speak to our team of friendly cycling accident solicitors to get the best advice possible from the outset.
Please call our friendly cycling accident solicitors today for a free consultation on 0161 207 2020, request a call back or use our online enquiry form and one of our dedicated team members will call you back.
As soon as you contact us, we’ll get straight to work on building your case, providing honest advice on whether you have a realistic chance of success. We’ll then guide you through all stages of the claim process, working tirelessly to achieve a positive outcome for you and your family.